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1135 W Wood St Ste 4, Decatur, IL 62522-2871
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat 10:30 - 15:00
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Decatur, Illinois
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place is close to where I live so coming over to get a Chicago Dog every now and then is not hard. Biggest complaint is the wait to get your dog cooked, so I like to call ahead and just pick up. Great fries with skin on and plenty of them. The dogs are cooked steamed or grilled and... More 

Thank mkhmn
Decatur, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I love a good hot dog shop & this place didn't disappoint. I was told they have some of the best burgers around too, but haven't tried them yet. The dogs are just too good not to get!

1 Thank dphiebelle
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I've only had one University Dog. I got one last summer at Blues in the Park. They had a mobile hot dog stand set up. Wow! I was starving and it really hit the spot! I am going to make it a point to become a repeat customer...

Thank RKK402
Decatur, Illinois
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299 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

University dogs has all the usual Chicago dog stuff, but better. The fries are hand-cut. They have New York style with chili or Carolina style with slaw. Ask for it charred and they will grill it instead of steamed. They also have a good burger and Italian beef. This is a neighborhood place that is great for a quick meal... More 

Thank carlinda6665
Decatur, Illinois
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I really enjoy eating at University Dogs. They have great hot dogs and burgers, as well as Italian beef sandwiches. The only drawback is that there is not enough seating and/or parking. Otherwise I would go there a lot more often. They have Green River soda there!

Thank Diana R
Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you're a fan of Chicago Style Hot Dogs, this is the place to go. Made with Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, these are put together masterfully and taste delicious! And their fry's are sliced right there and not pre-made frozen. Excellent alternative to the fast food chains.

1 Thank Bill H
Decatur, Illinois
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109 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

So I go into U-dogs for 2 chicago style hot dogs. I've had them many times. Excellent tasting dogs, fresh buns and great toppings. I smell the barbeque and decide to try something different. WOW!! Best barbeque sandwich I've had in a very long time!. Homemade sweet and smoky flavor topped with a dry slaw... taste was out of the... More 

1 Thank Beachman2142
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

You must try the Ditka. It's big Mike's special brand, and it lives up to its name. Cheaper on Mondays. Simply the best sausage dog I've ever eaten. Longer than the bun,and twice as big around as a normal hot dog. Loved it.

Thank Tom S
Champaign, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

Service was slow. Did not get specifications that we order on our dog right. Way overpriced for value of food. You would be much better off going down the block to Tasty's!

2 Thank Davianne
Mount Zion, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

University Dogs is a restaurant started by 2 Millikin alums right after they graduated. Everyone there is incredibly friendly and eager to serve quality, authentic Chicago-style hot dogs and related fare. They are open late into the wee hours of the morning on some days, which is great for college students. The folks at U-dogs do a bang-up job day-in... More 

2 Thank rpodeschi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1135 W Wood St Ste 4, Decatur, IL 62522-2871
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?